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Mercedes-Benz Starts Building Sprinters At New U.S. Plant

Posted on September 5, 2018
After considering the high market potential for the new Sprinter in North America, the decision to build a new production facility in time for the launch of the new Sprinter model in the U.S. was announced in March 2015. This week's opening could not come at a better time; 2018 marks the U.S. market launch of the new generation of the highly acclaimed van. (photo: Mercedes-Benz)

After considering the high market potential for the new Sprinter in North America, the decision to build a new production facility in time for the launch of the new Sprinter model in the U.S. was announced in March 2015. This week's opening could not come at a better time; 2018 marks the U.S. market launch of the new generation of the highly acclaimed van. (photo: Mercedes-Benz)

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mercedes-Benz launched the U.S. version of its 2019 Sprinterat a media event Sept. 5 as the van enters its third-generation with a revamped interior, the MBUX (Mercedes Benz User Experience) connected vehicle system, and a gasoline engine for U.S. buyers.


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Related: Mercedes-Benz PRNewswire press release here

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Chuck Cotton

     | about 2 years ago

    My stretch customers love the limo sprinter once they try it. Corporate travelers like it also as to the ease of entry and exit and leg room compared to sedans. This "piggyback" concept will grow quickly with more sprinters on the market. The big buses overall will not cash flow and the stretch limo is dead except for a wedding transfer and they too will not cash flow any longer. I've not experienced a Ford Transit limo conversion yet but the price seems fantastic. An operator must know his breakeven point on each vehicle and rid fixed hourly rates. Custom rates for each run will maximize your cash flow and profitability.

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